Charles Manson Follower Up for Parole - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Charles Manson Follower Up for Parole

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A Charles Manson follower long seen as the most likely to win eventual freedom is facing her 19th parole hearing at the women's prison at Frontera. Leslie Van Houten has a new lawyer who will argue at Tuesday's hearing that it is time for her release.

Van Houten was 19 when she participated in the slayings of grocers Leno and Rosemary La Bianca a day after the Manson Family slaughtered actress Sharon Tate and four others. Van Houten is 60 now and has served more than four decades behind bars in one of the most notorious criminal cases of the 20th century. She did not participate in the Tate killings.
      
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